Definition of claudication in English:

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claudication

Pronunciation: /ˌklɔːdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
1.1 (also intermittent claudication) A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries.
Example sentences
  • There is therefore overwhelming evidence that supervised exercise is of symptomatic benefit for intermittent claudication and little evidence that exercise advice alone is an effective treatment.
  • Progressive symptoms, crippling claudication and limb ischemia warrant more aggressive interventions.
  • If conservative treatment through lifestyle modification isn't sufficient to ease claudication or prevent the disease from progressing, you may have other treatment options.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin claudicatio(n-), from the verb claudicare 'to limp', from claudus 'lame'.

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